Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren (Paperback)
“Asher’s fine biography brings [Algren] to life with breathless intensity.”—Deirdre Bair, National Book Award–winning author of Samuel Beckett: A Biography
For a time, Nelson Algren was America’s most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway. But despite Algren’s talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity. Colin Asher’s acclaimed biography unravels the enigma of his disappearance and reclaims Algren as a towering literary figure.
About the Author
Colin Asher is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in the Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle. An instructor at CUNY, he was a 2015/2016 Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography.